gaseousness

gaseous

[gas-ee-uhs, gash-uhs]
adjective
1.
existing in the state of a gas; not solid or liquid.
2.
pertaining to or having the characteristics of gas.
3.
Informal. lacking firmness or solidity; uncertain; not definite.
4.
gassy ( defs 1, 3 ).

Origin:
1790–1800; gas + -eous

gaseousness, gaseity [ga-see-i-tee] , noun
nongaseous, adjective
nongaseousness, noun
pseudogaseous, adjective
quasi-gaseous, adjective
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gaseous (ˈɡæsɪəs, -ʃəs, -ʃɪəs, ˈɡeɪ-)
 
adj
of, concerned with, or having the characteristics of a gas
 
'gaseousness
 
n

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gaseous gas·e·ous (gās'ē-əs, gāsh'əs)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or existing as a gas.

  2. Full of or containing gas; gassy.


gas'e·ous·ness n.
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gas   (gās)  Pronunciation Key 
One of four main states of matter, composed of molecules in constant random motion. Unlike a solid, a gas has no fixed shape and will take on the shape of the space available. Unlike a liquid, the intermolecular forces are very small; it has no fixed volume and will expand to fill the space available.

gaseous adjective (gās'ē-əs, gāsh'əs)
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